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Sweet Charity Food Event, BookSwim Membership, Baby Bootcamp, and More: Daily Deals Roundup
Every day we choose the best deals from ten sites and gather them here. By Jazelle Hunt
Comments () | Published April 18, 2011

Be sure to click on the site’s name to see all of its offerings. Check back tomorrow for more discounts on products, food, and fun.

So What’s the Deal
$2 for dance lessons at the Salsa Room (a $10 value)

The DC social club Professionals in the City is hosting salsa lessons April 21 from 8 to 9:30 at the Salsa Room in Arlington. Bring a date or come single and ready to mingle—lessons are 80 percent off and include a salsa after-party where you can show off your new moves. One voucher per person; check-in starts at 7:30.

Groupon
$20 for $40 worth of food and drink at El Manantial

El Manantial in Reston serves Mediterranean fusion featuring Spanish, Italian, and French dishes. Have $40 worth of the restaurant’s tapas menu, extensive wine list, and entrées for half off. You can’t use this deal on Mother’s Day.

LivingSocial
Half off Baby Boot Camp fitness sessions for moms
Now that your bundle of joy is here, reclaim your body with a set of Baby Boot Camp sessions (in Bethesda or North Bethesda). This indoor and outdoor bootcamp for new moms allows you to tone up with other moms, babies in tow. Pay $36 for six classes (a $72 value), or pay $57 for 12 classes (a $114 value).

Tippr
$25 for $50 toward membership with BookSwim

BookSwim is to books what Netflix is to movies. The site has everything from canonical titles to new releases and even textbooks. This deal gives you $50 toward one of four membership plans, plus the option to purchase books for half off. It expires July 19.

Plum District
$9 for 18 bagels from the Georgetown Bagelry (an $18 value)

If you crave cream cheese, Georgetown Bagelry has a deal for you (and some friends). Get a baker’s dozen of your choice of bagels, plus an eight-ounce container of cream cheese for less than $10. The deal expires September 1.

Deals for Deeds
$75 for a ticket to Sweet Charity (a $110 value)

Sweet Charity brings together the culinary creations of 50 award-winning chefs and a Swiss-chocolate fashion show to benefit the Heart of America Foundation. This year’s Sweet Charity is April 25 at the Mandarin Oriental in DC from 6 to 9. With this deal, get your ticket for 31 percent off. Proceeds from the deal goes toward providing reduced-cost dance-and-movement classes for low-income families.

Home Run
Up to 58 percent off home-cleaning services from Eco Safe Maids

Eco Safe Maids uses eco- and pet-friendly products to spruce up homes—the service includes vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, sanitizing, and more. Pay $89 for one hour of service from three people (which works for a two-bedroom home), or pay $160 for two hours of service from three people. Eco Safe Maids serves homes in DC, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Ashburn, and most of Montgomery County. The deal doesn’t work for unfinished basements or move-in/move-out cleanings, and it expires October 20.

Check out Wow.com, Certifikid, and DealOn for more deals.

Limited-time Facebook offer:
Throughout April, people who “like” the Virginia Is for Lovers Facebook page will have access to first-come, first-served travel deals through a special “VADeals4DC” tab. Offers from select destinations across Virginia include $50-per-night rooms, free upgrades, buy-one-get-one admissions, and more.

 

TRAVEL DEALS

LivingSocial Escapes
$596 for a two-night weekday stay for two plus extras at the Inn at 202 Dover (a $1,240 value)
The Inn at 202 Dover in Easton, Maryland—a Victorian-style mansion built in 1874 on the Chesapeake Bay—has been voted one of the most romantic inns in the country. Your stay includes a bottle of sparkling wine, a vodka tasting with hors d’oeuvres, and house-made cookies. You can also opt to pay $648 for a weekend stay with a three-course dinner, breakfast each morning, and a bottle of Champagne.

MindBodyGreen Travel
$1,279 for a yoga retreat with Kathryn Budig in Mexico

Notable yogi Kathryn Budig is hosting this yoga retreat from November 5 through 12 at the eco-luxury resort Xinalani. The resort features open-air yoga studios; eco-adventures such as whale watching, surfing, and hiking; and an oceanview full-service spa. The deal includes three gourmet meals every day, daily yoga, airport transportation, bottled water, and nonalcoholic beverages with meals. Pay $1,279 for dorm-style accommodations with two full bathrooms and eight single beds, or pay $1,970 for a private ocean-view suite with an open-air private shower.

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